Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 5

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 54 (80%) 1 vote Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea *This is the fifth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Moving the raw pottery The finished raw pottery needs to be moved from the potter’s wheel to the kiln for drying. It takes caution and proper equipment to move because it can easily be broken or damaged. Smaller pieces of uncooked pottery can be…

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 4

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 4Rate this post Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea *This is the fourth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Shaping the Pottery An expert potter, a daejang in Korean, is one who can shape the raw clay. A master potter makes the bottom of the urn first. This process is called the mulrekan in Korean. Afterward, he shapes the main body using a technique…

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 3

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 3Rate this post Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 3 *This is the third part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Steps to making traditional Korean pottery Usually, the kiln will be fired for two to three days, or about 45 hours. For the first 15 hours, the fire slowly heats up the kiln and dries any moisture that’s inside. The temperature is then…

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Amanohashidate

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Amanohashidate4 (80%) 4 votes Amanohashidate Amanohashidate, sometimes called “The Bridge to Heaven” is a 3.6 kilometer sand bridge formed over thousands of years and is now a beloved landmark in northern Kyoto prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It’s been crowned one of the three most beautiful spots in Japan. To behold the natural beauty best, we recommend you rise to a peak on either side by lift or cable car. Traveling…

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Mudeungsan National Park

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Mudeungsan National Park3.3 (66.67%) 3 votes Mudeungsan National Park As of March 4th, 2013, after years of effort by local citizens and government officials, Mudeungsan has been appointed as Korea’s 21st national park. This move adds a fourth national park to Jeollanamdo and recognizes Gwangju’s “peerless mountain” as a natural treasure for the whole country. “Mudeungsan is Gwangju’s true mountain, and even though it is beautiful and comfortable like a mother’s bosom, it has only…

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 2

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 23.8 (75%) 4 votes Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 2 *This is the second part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Korean cuisine and traditional pottery Across East Asia and elsewhere in the world, most families’ main staple is rice, and in Korea it’s joined with the triumvirate of the Korean kitchen: soy sauce, hot pepper paste and brown bean paste. These three…

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 1

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 14 (80%) 4 votes Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea part 1 *This is the first part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.”Onggi An onggi is a traditional Korean earthenware vessel. They are designed scientifically and are made of environmentally-friendly materials. Onggi pottery has been selected as one of the 100 Cultural Symbols of Korea. This series of articles explains how to make traditional Korean…

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Food Tourism 4: South Chungcheong Province

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Food Tourism 4: South Chungcheong Province4.2 (83.33%) 6 votes Food Tourism 4: South Chungcheong Province This is the fourth part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces. This time, we introduce our readers to Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province). Chungcheongnam-do is located across the southwestern part of the heart of the Korean Peninsula. In the west there are vast, wide mudflats and sandy beaches…

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Food Tourism 3: North Chungcheong Province

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Food Tourism 3: North Chungcheong Province4.4 (88%) 5 votes Food Tourism 3: North Chungcheong Province This is the third part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces. This time, we introduce our readers to Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). Located across the western and south-central parts of the Korean Peninsula, the region of Chungcheong-do is named after the initial syllables of its two major…

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Food Tourism 2: Gangwon Province

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Food Tourism 2: Gangwon Province4 (80%) 1 vote Food Tourism 2: Gangwon Province In the second part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces, we introduce three dishes originating from Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). Located along the eastern coast of the peninsula, Gangwon-do is surrounded by the East Sea on the east, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) on the west, parts of Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province)…

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